Candace Gingrich Jones
December 8, 2011 by staff
Candace Gingrich Jones, Newt Gingrich’s gay half-sister Candace Gingrich-Jones said that she disagrees with her brother on gay rights issues, and that she will support Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
Gingrich-Jones, a gay rights activist, said in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that she and her older half-brother were “mutually respectful” but disagree on gay rights.
“He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues,” Gingrich-Jones said, according to Reuters.
She also said that she would “work really, really hard to make sure that President Obama is re-elected next year no matter who the Republican candidate is.”
According to Gingrich-Jones, she wouldn’t be surprised if Gingrich, who is known for his conservative views on LGBT rights, used those issues to gain political clout in the elections.
In 2008, after watching her brother bash protesters of Proposition 8 on Fox News, Gingrich-Jones wrote an open letter on The Huffington Post:
What really worries me is that you are always willing to use LGBT Americans as political weapons to further your ambitions. That’s really so ’90s, Newt. In this day and age, it’s embarrassing to watch you talk like that. You should be more afraid of the new political climate in America, because, there is no place for you in it.
In other words, stop being a hater, big bro.
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